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Digital Europe – Uptake for digital solutions in health and care – 2021

The Digital Europe 2021-2027 programme aims to support and accelerate the digital transformation of the European economy, industry and society, to bring its benefits to citizens, public administrations and businesses across the Union, and to improve the competitiveness of Europe in the global digital economy while contributing to bridging the digital divide across the Union and reinforcing the Union’s strategic autonomy, through holistic, cross-sectoral and cross-border support and a stronger Union contribution.

1 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Beneficiaries All beneficiaries
Regions Balkans, Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union, Mediterranean countries

Countries associated to the Digital Europe Programme or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature are eligible for the grant are equally eligible for the grant.

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To take forward and consolidateachievements in terms of interoperability, common dataspaces, telemedicine and digital solutions for person-centred care by engaging with the ecosystems and facilitating active contributions from all stakeholders;
  • To cover institutional, technological and behavioural aspects and take into account the digital preparedness for pandemics.


  • Priority 1: Facilitating the alignment, strengthening and coordination of policies, strategies, instruments and activities regarding the uptake of digital health solutions and services;
  • Priority 2: Analysing and monitoring the uptake of digital health solutions in regions (with a particular focus on rural and remote areas), Member States and associated countries. This will include independent living and telemedicine solutions, primary and secondary use of health data, related standards, certification and relevant exchange formats, interoperability (in compliance with EU and national legislation);
  • Priority 3: Stimulating mutual learning and transfer of innovative practices between regions, Member States and associated countries, support large-scale deployment of trusted digital health solutions and services, facilitate benchmarking, impact assessment and knowledge sharing between stakeholders.

Among financed actions

  • A consolidated European framework and ecosystem of digital health solutions and services, covering technological and organisational innovation and addressing the needs of the involved stakeholders, and including those of SMEs and start-ups;
  • A set of coordination and support measures to foster upscaling and large-scale deployment through transfer of innovative practices between regions and Member States (twinning) and capacity building for local and regional authorities (e.g. by expanding inspirational ecosystems such as the European network of Reference Sites), to deliver creative and workable solutions focusing on a comprehensive, innovation-based approach towards digital health;
  • A cooperation mechanism facilitating regular exchanges between the demand (both public and private procurers) and supply (including SMEs and start-ups) sides to identify the difficulties innovators may experience in scaling up solutions across borders in the EU and define measures to improve crossborder deployment of these solutions;
  • Toolkits with indicators to measure the use of digital technologies in health and care, evidence of impact, policy level integration and protocols to tackle the reliability of health information including skills and literacy measures.

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals.
  • Initial duration of the action: between 18 and 30 months.


  • Be a legal entity;
  • Be established in one of the eligible countries.
  • Total amount of the call: 9 million euro
  • Total amount for this topic: 1 million euro
  • Indicative budget per project: up to 1 million euro
  • Co-financing rate: up to 100% of the total eligible costs

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